Is StackOverflow losing its lust? I have been on SO for almost 5 years now.. and the decision to rigidly limit SO for Q/A programming question only has severely reduce its attractiveness. Even conceptual programming questions are not allowed, for that we have programmers.stackexchange
Lots of useful discussions are being closed on the basis of 'unsuitable for SO', regardless of how many votes the questions and answers received.
I believe stackoverflow, programmers, superuser, and serverfault should be merged into one, and a more democratic process of closing and voting should take place.
All I am saying is moderation is good, but more democratization please.. right now it is almost becoming dictatorial. Questions are being closed by higher ranking users because it does not fit the format, doesn't matter how useful it is.